AUBURN, Ala. – The Hospice Advantage program serving Auburn and the surrounding areas is proud to recognize Lorna Wiggins and all hospice volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 10-16 for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones. Wiggins has been volunteering at Hospice Advantage for 22 years. Hospice Advantage is part of the Compassus family.
“We are proud to recognize Lorna for her efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Patty Baggett, executive director for Hospice Advantage – Auburn. “Her positive attitude and contributions make her an integral member of our team, and we are fortunate to have her as a volunteer.”
“Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Hospice Advantage,” said Debbie Dowdell, volunteer coordinator for Hospice Advantage – Auburn. “Whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, each gesture – no matter how small – makes a meaningful impact on those we serve. I want to thank Debbie and all of the volunteers on our team for their true dedication to our patients and families.”
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, there are an estimated 400,000 trained hospice volunteers providing more than 19 million hours of service to hospice programs each year. Hospice volunteers add to the care provided by physicians and other hospice staff by bringing companionship to people in the final months and weeks of life, providing respite to families and caregivers, and supporting the administrative responsibilities of hospice programs.
For more information about National Volunteer Week, visit pointsoflight.org/signature-events/national-volunteer-week.
For information about Hospice Advantage – Auburn, please call (334) 826-1899.